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A Safe Place to Sleep

15-year-old Danno Sikora has difficulty sleeping and tends to wander at night. He often engages in dangerous self-injurious behaviors while seeking sensory input. Does this sound familiar? It is a situation that many of our families face and it’s a struggle to find solutions. His mother, Melissa, had met with frustration trying to get an enclosed bed with soft sides covered by Danno’s insurance. After a long and fruitless battle, a friend of the family decided to try a Facebook fundraiser. They raised over $5,000 in 24 hours!  Most of the donations came from people within their own community. Melissa’s entire family was touched that the community came together in such a loving way for Danno. All it took was someone with an idea and the courage to ask.